Comox Fire Rescue

Prevention, Emergency Response, and the Comox Fire Training Centre

Comox Fire Rescue provides a variety of preventive and emergency services to a population of over 18,000 in an area of 16 square miles. This includes the Town of Comox, the Comox Fire Protection Improvement District, the Bates Huband Local Service Area (Regional District of Comox-Strathcona), and the Comox Indian Band. They also operate the Comox Fire Training Centre, which trains firefighters from all over Vancouver Island, and even parts of BC and the rest of Canada. The training centre is certified by the JIBC.

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Hazardous Materials Emergency Response: Operations (HZMT110)

  • Comox Fire Rescue 1870 Noel Avenue Comox, BC, V9M 2K9 Canada (map)

Prerequisite Courses

IFSAC or Proboard accredited Hazardous Materials Emergency Response-Awareness. Please provide students' JIBC number when registering.

Course Description

This course is a necessity for employees of industries who manufacture, transport or store chemicals or other hazardous materials as well as fire and police personnel who respond to hazardous materials incidents including spills or drug labs. Participants will develop the skills to identify hazardous materials, determine the appropriate safety precautions, apply the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the 8-Step process of managing a Hazmat incident. Through hands on scenarios, students will respond to simulated incidents wearing all required appropriate protective equipment and successfully demonstrate response management and the establishment of decontamination areas and procedures. This course is accredited by IFSAC and Proboard in compliance to NFPA 472.

Course Goals

Participants will gain the skills and knowledge to successfully recognise and size up a hazardous materials incident, implement protective actions and perform defensive activities under the direction of a Hazmat Technician using the incident command system and the 8 step process.

This course is accredited by IFSAC and ProBoard in compliance with NFPA 472.


$1050 per student (includes textbook: Hazardous Materials - Operations)

Cancellation Policy

Full refund with 30 days notice. No refund for less than 30 days.

Comox Fire Rescue

1870 Noel Ave, Comox, BC, V9M 2K9, Canada